Best parks in Aysén

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Explore the most popular parks in Aysén with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best parks (9)
#1 - Patagonia National Park
Aysén, Chile
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Patagonia National Park is located on the very south end of Chile, on the border with Argentina. The park landscape consists of many different ecosystems including mountains, glaciers, grasslands, riparian forests, and wetlands that are home to an extensive flora and fauna. Show more
#2 - Queulat National Park
Aysén, Chile
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Bordered on the southern side by Cisnes River, Queulat National Park is a strikingly beautiful landscape. The park is comprised of jagged peaks, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, and high-altitude lakes. Visitors will also find a temperate rainforest biosphere with variety of rare plants and wildflowers. Pudús, kodkods, and other unique animals can be found amidst this awe-inspiring backdrop.Show more
#3 - Cerro Castillo National Park
Aysén, Chile
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Cerro Castillo National Park is located in the Aysén region. Formerly a national reserve, it became a national park in 2018. As its name suggests, the park was established around Cerro Castillo, the highest mountain in the park. Its mountainous landscape combined with native forests is the impressive habitat of a great variety of flora and fauna such as condors, huemules, pumas, etc. The Travesía de la Horqueta is the most popular route as it covers around 54 km from the park, also offering shorter trails and viewpoints. It has mountain refuges, numerous established camping sites and promotes the "No Deje Rastro" (Leave No Trace) campaign that supports the initiative to minimize the impact on nature produced by people's visits.Show more
#4 - Laguna San Rafael National Park
Aysén, Chile
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Known for its miles and miles of ice fields, Laguna San Rafael National Park is a striking landscape. Located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, the park also features a 10-mile-long fjord that visitors come from all over the world to see. The Northern Patagonian Ice Field is totally contained within the park. In addition to hiking to observe the glaciers, the park offers activities such as navigation and boat tours to observe the landslides of large masses of ice, fishing and mountaineering. As with all Chilean national parks, visitors will find abundant wildlife here, including albatrosses, swans, dolphins, sea lions, and elephant seals.Show more
#5 - Coyhaique National Reserve
Aysén, Chile
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The Coyhaique National Reserve has a landscape characterized by high mountains (its highest peak is Cerro Cinchao and it is 1361m high), soft hills, lakes and forests. A variety of animals live in the reserve such as the puma, condor, chucao, thrush, cachaña, kestrel, woodpecker, fox, mink and coypu. Access fees detailed on the reservation website.Show more
#6 - Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve
Aysén, Chile
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Bordering Patagonia National Park in southern Chile, the Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve is a striking natural landscape. The 1,600 square km reserve is centered around Jeinimeni Lake, a milky turquoise lake. Many visitors hike to the Cueva de las Manos, a series of caves known for its paintings of hands from thousands of years ago. There is a fee to enter the reserve.Show more
#7 - Simpson River National Reserve
Aysén, Chile
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The Simpson River National Reserve was established to protect the plant and animal species that live in its territory to guarantee its existence in the future. Its landscape is characterized by a rugged terrain, high peaks (up to 1600m in altitude), forests, valleys and gorges through which the Simpson, Correntoso and Cascada de la Virgen rivers pass. Access fees detailed on the reservation websiteShow more
#8 - Las Torres Lake National Reserve
Aysén, Chile
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The Lago las Torres National Reserve is located in the Southern Zone of Chile. Its landscape is made up of mountains, glaciers, forests and lakes. It has a great variety of flora and fauna. The animals that live in the reserve include 42 species of birds as well as mammals such as the pudú, the puma, the coipo, the chucao, the wink, the huemul, the river otter, the hare, the wild boar, and the fox. Restricted accessShow more
#9 - Lake Rosselot National Reserve
Aysén, Chile
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The Lago Rosselot national reserve has a landscape characterized by evergreen vegetation, including, among others, tepa, common coigüe, cinnamon, notro and chilco. A variety of animals live in the reserve, such as the cougar, condor, eagle, cachaña, red fox and pudú. It is an ideal place for hiking. Free accessShow more